Quest Tavern – The Last Supper [Review]

Lord Garrick would like you for dinner.

Location: Pomona, CA

Date Played: March 4, 2022

Team size: 3-8; we recommend 3-5

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: from $48 per player for teams of 3-4 to $43 per player for teams of 7-8

Ticketing: Private

Accessibility Consideration: At least one player needs to crawl.

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

The Last Supper was an exciting delight.

Following in the footsteps of Miss Jezebel (review, online review), Quest Tavern took that game structure and made a less raunchy experience, set it in a Dungeons & Dragons-esque adventure.

The performer who played the role of Lord Garrick was incredible, adding so much nuance to his performance, and improvising magnificently with our team. We truly were playing with one another, to the point where we changed the plot of the game in a way that hadn’t been done before.

The team sitting at the table,with Lord Garrick standing behind us brandishing a sword.

Escape rooms don’t have to be big to feel huge, and The Last Supper felt grand. It was intense, interesting, and I treasure the memory of playing this game.

If your team is open to interacting with a performer, and willing to commit to the intensity of the game world, The Last Supper is a must-play game, and one of the strongest games in the Los Angeles area.

Who is this for?

  • Actor interacters
  • Adventure seekers
  • Story seekers
  • D&D fans
  • Best for players with at least some experience

Why play?

  • Amazing escape room meets D&D (without the combat) gameplay
  • Top-notch actor interactions
  • Clever and unusual game design and structure

Story

After the famed adventurer Lord Garrick retired, he began hosting dinner parties for adventurers… but his guests would disappear. As the latest group to receive an invitation, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to learn the truth… and enjoy a good meal.

Closeup of the dinner table with a bowl of fruit in the center.

Setting

The Last Supper’s set was elegant and simple. The game mostly took place in a Lord’s dining room. The gamespace was well designed. It felt right and served as a strong stage for the action.

Wide view of the dinner table in a Lord's home.

Gameplay

Quest Tavern’s The Last Supper was a theatrical escape room that relied heavily on interaction with an actor. It was a moderate level of difficulty.

Core gameplay revolved around observing, making connection, solving puzzles, interacting with the actor, and thinking quickly. Improv skills will come in handy.

Analysis

➕ The set was perfectly designed with a main stage and space to hide away the Lord’s secrets. Quest Tavern expertly repurposed some challenging real estate.

➕ The actor playing Lord Garrick was phenomenal. He read the room immediately, learning who was game to play. He didn’t play dumb either. We could engage with and influence his character. He was skilled at improv, “yes and-ing” anything we threw his way, and escalating when we chose to. I even convinced his character to change the plot of the game. That’s talent.

➕ It can be frustrating to solve puzzles without disrupting an inch of the set. Quest Tavern designed The Last Supper such that this mechanic added intensity without making tasks impossible. Lord Garrick’s timed entrances added humor, without overly compromising our progress. It felt balanced.

➖ In this game, you have to move quickly. One transition space did not lend itself to a small crowd rushing through it.

➕ The gameplay was largely linear, which worked with the game conceits. Puzzles were well sign-posted.

➖ There was opportunity for more variety in the types of puzzles we consumed.

➕ In the final act, we enjoyed more layered solves, all served up with a side of humor and a satisfying clang of the kitchenware.

➖ The input mechanism for the culminating action felt out of place at Lord Garrick’s. We would have appreciated something more of his aesthetic.

Tips For Visiting

  • There is a parking lot.
  • The Last Supper includes demonic references.

Book your hour with Quest Tavern’s The Last Supper, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

Disclosure: Quest Tavern provided media discounted tickets for this game.

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